ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEER :
Architectural engineers may begin a project by meeting with architects to discuss structural designs. During this stage, engineers may ascertain load, power and structural requirements. These professionals also analyze sketches, blueprints and models for environmental, acoustic and safety issues. For example, engineers may assess HVAC system noise and deem whether it is appropriate for the respective facility. If engineers find a potential structural issue, they may consult with architects and civil engineers in order to find a solution.
Architectural engineers may also act as consultants and find employment with firms who specialize in a specific part of construction, such as safety compliance or acoustics. In these roles, engineers may be responsible for ensuring building compliance with government regulations and acts, such as water consumption limits or the Americans with Disabilities Act.